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Never Ever Quit When Blogging Times Get Tough

I am writing this guest post in the middle of the night

I have been at this blogging bit for a decade. Goodness knows, I have experienced tough blogging times during my 15,000 hours online. Blogging gets tough. But you are tougher than blogging. Guaranteed.

Times are not super tough for me now. But I feel a little bit uncomfortable, for sure. My neck hurts. My back hurts. I keep blogging because blogging helps both me and you. We both win. All the sweet freedom sits just a little bit outside of my blogging comfort zone. I experienced this effect many times. Edging a tiny bit beyond what seems possible and feels comfortable opens me up to blessed experiences.

I am human. I feel fear. I experience pain. Mailing it in – by this, I mean quitting – when blogging times gets tough feels like the logical, sensible thing to do. Quit if things do not seem to be working out. But like Steve Jobs said, you need to be passionate about what you do because logical people quit when times get tough but passionate people keep going.

Imagine not making one penny after blogging generously for 3 months. Logical bloggers quit because based on not making money, what you do blogging wise does not appear to work. Passionate people keep blogging because passion, not profits, drives passionate people. Passion makes you do things you leave your comfort zone, to do. It is that simple.

Blogging feels fun and the work – aka what we call “blogging” – is the reward so why in the heck would you ever quit blogging? No one quits blogging when times feel a little tough if blogging feels fun because the only time blogging becomes overwhelmingly depressing is if you motivate yourself based on numbers.

Bloggers feel depressed, deflated and defeated because bloggers look at numbers on a screen. Traffic appears to be low. Profits appear to be low. Judging these numbers on a screen through the prism of fear feels terrible to you. Why torture yourself? Quit. Quit because numbers on a screen feel too low for you. But if you think about numbers on a screen, for just a second, why throw it all away because of numbers, on a screen?

However, passionate bloggers blog for fun and freedom, not numbers on a screen. Numbers on a screen can flash 0 for years, and passionate bloggers could care less because numbers seem meaningless to them. I observed a 7 figure blogger speak. He professed how even if he made 0 dollars over his long blogging career how he’d still be blogging now because he never did it for the money. Of course, this type of detached, passionate, fun-loving attitude is the specific reason why he’s a prospering pro blogger. This is common among the big time blogger set.

Never quit. Do not give in when blogging feels tough, as tough as nails. Feel the frustration. Sit with your fears. Be with your pain. Release it all. Let it all go. Do not suffer. Be with your low energy feelings. Feel these energies, however unpleasant the emotions seem to be. Proceed with creating and connecting generously while opening multiple streams of income to become a professional blogger, down the road.

Blogging gets easier if you nudge through tough times. Resist urges to quit when times get tough. Eventually, you will outdistance all bloggers in your niche because most quit at the drop of a hat. But you will see the journey through.

Every pro blogger blogs through tough times. Every pro faces deep fears during amateur days. Facing, feeling and releasing fear seems to be part and parcel with paying your professional blogging tuition. Feel the tough times through, then keep going. I know you’re up to it.

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Ryan Biddulph
 

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, The Huffington Post and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

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Mike

Blogging is certainly not as simple as it may seem outwardly. To become successful in this business, you need to spend a lot of time and effort.

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Digitalstaff360

Your picture is attractive and apt picture for this blog post.This blog post is inspiring for me to write more.For some period, i am blogging and many times i thought to quit.

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Micheal Skilling

Thanks for the words, Ryan. Loved this piece. We can use different tips and methods to improve our blog, including leveraging our social media profile to enhance our blogs and articles. Keeping in mind that people read content on the internet. If we put great content like this one, our content will have the readers it deserves.

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Marty Rogers

Excellent post.

The easiest way to be successful as a blogger is to simply enjoy it. Like you mentioned, those people who’d be doing it for free if they didn’t make money from it, it’s passion that delivers most successes. At least, that’s what I like to believe.

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Denver Nario

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and great advice. I’m sure many bloggers will learn a lot from you. It has really helped me alot especially on the mindset. I will definitley get this going as you have shared. I appreciate your hardwork. 10 years blogging is no joke.

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trflienlawyer

Hello

The people in my coaching community have found this to be helpful, too! Something worth trying.
You did an excellent job on this post! motivates blog you have shared

Have a great day,

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Jack Willson

Hi Ryan,

Kudos to your efforts and patient to get better results. Everything takes time to be in better position and blogging also takes time.

Thanks

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karthik

great insight needed to succeed in blogging or any other occupation in life you need to be patient for seeing the results. thank you for sharing definitely checking the others.

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Dan Humphery

Much needed motivation.
But sometimes it’s hard to stick along when we don’t get a good response. I have been blogging since 2013 and still, sometimes I think to quit.

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Edidiong Ekpo

I took time to read this guest Post article and have discovered some senses in it. When you are passionate about your career or dream you can never quit, but when you look at the money aspect ansnplacebit a priority then you might get frustrated.

Great and useful content. Thanks.

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Alex

Very good article..the key to success is to continue and be patient … blogging is not a job that gives results overnight … very good advice..thanks!

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Neha

This article is really motivational. People usually fail to keep up the motivation to blog, as they find it difficult without numbers. I agree with your points to have passion for blogging in order to keep it up.
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TIM

Really Motivating! This paragraph gives clear idea for the new viewers of blogging,thats an informative and ancouraging content.Thank you for such a great write.

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Darsh

This post really motivates me a lot I recently started writing a blog but I can’t get enough traffic so I shut it down now after reading this my start my blogging again and definitely follows your advice.

Thanks for Posting, Ryan

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Harry Smith

Thanks for sharing these wonderful informations. It has really helped me alot in my work as well. I will definitley utilize the resources you have shared. Besides, I appreciate your hardwork. Keep it up and keep on postiing.

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